Stories That Rocked My Week #6

2 May

Happy Friday! After five straight days of relentless wind, it’s finally calm here. The weekend forecast is warm and sunny, and my BFF is flying in from Vegas and together we’re going to enjoy a not-so-frugal fine dining experience in the big city. As my friend of mine likes to say, life is grand!

The picture of calm. Photo by me.

The picture of calm. Photo by me.

I read a lot of amazing posts this week and it’s always a struggle to pick out my faves! Before I get to the stories that rocked my week, here are a couple shameless plugs for you to skip over:

5 Ways to Save Money Using Pinterest on HuffPost Financial Education — Karen Cordaway of MoneySavingEnthusiast fame helps me justify the hundreds of hours I’ve spent saving and organizing images by quoting me in this article. Pinterest shouldn’t be so entertaining, but it’s highly addictive and can also be a method for money savings.

10 Reasons Why You’re Still Living Paycheck to Paycheck on GO Banking Rates — Not only includes quotes from yours truly, but also from personal finance bloggers Stefanie at The Broke and Beautiful Life and Matt over at Mom and Dad Money.

Onto the good stuff…

Tackling Our Debt‘s travel tips are just in time for summer planning and helped inspire me to consider a separate savings account just for vacations.

Savvy with Saving explores why it’s so hard to split the bill at a restaurant and how to avoid paying for someone else’s dinner and drinks.

Color Me Frugal offers practical tips to prevent lifestyle inflation, an affliction I seem to have every pay day.

Clever Dude‘s wife gets a gold star for her persistence, and for inspiring Brock’s post about getting a discount just by asking.

Cash Cow Couple‘s frugal ways continue to amaze as they outline expenses from their first year of marriage.

L Bee and the Money Tree‘s Lauren celebrates her second blog birthday and deserves a shout-out: congrats chica!

Have a great weekend!

8 Responses to “Stories That Rocked My Week #6”

  1. Dee @ Color Me Frugal May 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm #

    Thanks so much for the shout out Kendal! Sounds like you’re set up for an excellent weekend- enjoy!

    • Kendal May 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm #

      You bet, Dee! I really enjoyed your post. Enjoy your weekend as well!

  2. Lauren May 2, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    Aw Kendal! Thanks so much for mentioning me and for your sweet comment on the site. I hope we get to hang out soon. 🙂

    • Kendal May 2, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

      Anytime, Lauren! Have a great weekend. 🙂

  3. Jacob May 2, 2014 at 7:45 pm #

    Kendal, thanks so much for the kind words and for mentioning our post! Means a lot to us!

    • Kendal May 2, 2014 at 8:00 pm #

      Of course! You two are an inspiration. Have a great weekend!

  4. Brock @CleverDude May 5, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Thanks so much for the shout, Kendal – very much appreciated!

    • Kendal May 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm #

      Of course! My husband is like your wife in that he has no problem asking for discounts. I’m still working on that skill…:)